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Holtzkamp charged with attempted homicide of unborn child

A Minnesota man made his first court appearance Monday in Pierce County Circuit Court on charges of first degree attempted homicide and aggravated battery of an unborn child.

The next court appearance for Jessy Jordan Holtzkamp, 19, is a bail/bond hearing scheduled for 8:30 a.m. this Friday.

Holtzkamp was arrested Wednesday night at the River Heights Motel in Prescott.

According to the criminal complaint:

Prescott police were called around 8:10 p.m. to the hotel for a female who was possibly having a miscarriage.

Upon their arrival, they found the 27-year-old victim crying and saying her stomach hurt. A witness told police the victim informed her she was pregnant and Holtzkamp punched her in the stomach several times in an attempt to cause a miscarriage.

The victim confirmed the witnesses’ statement, also adding Holtzkamp was the father.

After a few minutes, the victim was inquiring as to why Holtzkamp was being arrested. She later informed police she would not agree to sign any forms, answer any more questions or testify in court against Holtzkamp. She was taken to Regina Medical Center in Hastings, Minn.

Holtzkamp left the room upon the initial arrival of police, but stayed around the area. Based on the initial interviews, when more police arrived, Holtzkamp was arrested and taken to the police station to be interviewed.

Holtzkamp interview

Holtzkamp told police what he and the victim did leading up to the alleged incident. He said, after feeling the baby, he didn’t like the feeling. The two then got into an argument and the victim then told him she thought she was having a miscarriage, which led Holtzkamp to call 911.

Police then asked him about statements he made while enroute to the station, about how he didn’t want the child, how his dreams were ruined and he would “love for it to go away,” all of which he confirmed. Holtzkamp denied punching the victim’s stomach, only to say it was more “poking it with a punch,” and replied “plenty” to the number of times he poked the victim’s stomach prior to this incident.

The homicide charge is a Class B felony, which carries a maximum penalty of 60 years, if found guilty. The aggravated battery is a Class H felony, which is a maximum penalty of $10,000 and/or six years prison. He was also charged with misdemeanor battery.

Jason Schulte

Jason Schulte is a reporter for the New Richmond News since February 2015. Prior to that he spent eight years at the Pierce County Herald in Ellsworth. His duties with the News will include covering news out of Hammond and Roberts along with action from St. Croix County court system. He lives in Roberts. 

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